Program Schedule

(subject to change)

May 26

Pre-Summit Events

3:00-6:00pmSPLC Connect: A Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking Event
Organized by SPLC's Purchaser Role members, this pre-Summit event will give buyers a unique opportunity to meet with suppliers that have earned the esteem of sustainability-minded purchasing professionals. NOTE: You must REGISTER SEPARATELY for this event via the matchmaking portal. (Registration is free for buyers.)
6:00-8:30pmSPLC Connect Reception & Summit Welcome Reception
As SPLC Connect participants wind up their meetings between 6:00 and 8:30, they will be greeted with a food and drink reception. SPLC Connect's organizers are inviting Summit registrants to join this networking reception as a Summit Welcome Reception. Come check-in to get your badge, and enjoy the event.

May 27

Summit - Day 1

7:00amRegistration & Breakfast
New attendee Orientation. Bring breakfast to Sound Room. (7:15-7:45am)
8:00amOpening Plenary & Keynote Conversation:
Bridging the Distance Between Purchasers and On-the-ground Consequences of Purchasing Decisions
9:15amNetworking Break
9:45amWorkshops - Round 1
11:00amNetworking Break
11:30amRole-Based Forums
These forums will engage SPLC members and Summit attendees in dialogues with SPLC staff about how SPLC can best engage and support the respective Member roles of Purchaser, Supplier, and Public Interest Advocate. The role-based forums will focus on how SPLC can best organize its work to engage and support the efforts of these important stakeholders in advancing a sustainable future for the marketplace as a whole.
12:15Forum Report-backs
A summary of what was discussed in each role-based forum will be shared with everyone.
12:30Special Messages from EPA and Global Witness
12:45pmLunch & Peer Group Networking
Some dining room tables will be labeled so that peers within sectors can find each other. Tables planned so far include: Local Government, State/Provincial Government, Federal, Corporate Indirect Purchasing, Corporate Direct Purchasing, Public Interest Groups, Higher Education
1:45pmWorkshops - Round 2
3:00pmNetworking Break
3:30pmWorkshops - Round 3
4:45pmRoom Change
5:00pm-5:30pmLeadership Awards Ceremony
6:30-8:30pmReception & Dinner
Maritime Event Center (adjacent to the Bell Harbor International Conference Center)

CPO Roundtable Dinner
Admiral's Loft, Maritime Event Center
Private dinner for Chief Procurement Officers

May 28

Summit - Day 2

8:00amOpening Plenary & Keynote:
Stories of Market Transformation: Green Building, Transparency, and Evolving Theories of Change
9:00amNetworking Break
9:30amWorkshops - Round 4
10:45amNetworking Break
11:15amWorkshops - Round 5
12:30pmLunch & Topical Networking
Some dining room tables will be labeled so that people sharing common interests can find each other. Topics selected so far include: Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Supplier Surveys, Sustainable Purchasing Training & Professional Development, Sustainability in Real Estate, Executive Order 13693 "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade”
1:30pmRating System Development Kick-off
This session will provide Summit participants the exclusive opportunity to kick-off Rating System development – the process that will lead to the Council’s delivery of a program for recognizing and rewarding leadership in sustainable purchasing.
2:45pmNetworking Break
3:00-3:45pmClosing Plenary: Rating System Report-back, What's Next, and How to Get Involved
A summary of what was discussed during the Rating System Kick-off Workshops will be shared with everyone. Attendees will also learn about opportunities to participate in SPLC's Guidance and Rating System development over the next year, as well as other planned Council activities.
4:00-6:00pmJoint Board & Strategic Advisory Committee Meeting

May 29

Post-Summit Events

7:30am-8:30amBreakfast (made to order)
8:30am-12:30pmShort Course: An Introduction to Sustainability Spend Analysis
This half-day course will introduce different types of sustainability-related Spend Analysis used by many organizations to understand and prioritize ‘hotspots’ in their supply chains. The course will cover the execution of Spend Analysis, as well as interpretation and communication of results.

Summit Partners

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